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gary lightbody
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gary lightbody 10h
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
‘So too’ I meant to say.x
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gary lightbody 10h
Great to see musicians & freelancers mentioned in the ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩’s statement here. Support for venues, theatres & infrastructure is vital but so to the people struggling in the arts sector. ⁦
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Alan in Belfast Jul 5
The question for the is how much of expected £33m (via Barnett consequentials) will be spent on cultural sector? NI already spends less than half what England, Scotland & Wales spend on arts per head of population.
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Alan in Belfast Jul 5
Will injection of £1.57bn into cultural sector by UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden prematurely raise hopes of NI artists that their industry is finally set to receive the relief & attention that many other areas of business have already enjoyed?
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Alan in Belfast Jul 5
I’ve now spelt that out more loudly at
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Independent Venue Week Jul 5
A very welcome and necessary move by this government. It took a huge amount of pressure from so many in the arts to have to point out our collective value. Some much needed relief and hopefully recognition, finally, of why arts and culture are so vital to this country.
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Lynne Best Jul 4
I’m thrilled to have been appointed to the Board of . Can’t wait to get stuck into working with music and the wider arts sector at home to champion their cultural, social and economic importance.
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gary lightbody Jul 3
Replying to @bronaghgall
Thanks B. Love you cuz.x
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Third Bar Jul 3
Replying to @thirdbarbelfast
You can read the letter and the statement here:
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Snow Patrol Jul 3
150 people from the NI music industry sent a letter to the ⁦⁩ in May asking for help for NI music. Including ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩ & many more.
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gary lightbody Jul 2
The UK live music scene is in crisis. Please post pics or vids from the last live show you saw or played to show your support with the tag . x
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Thank you guys! Yous legends. Hope you’re well.x
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gary lightbody Jul 1
We ask the NI gov to work with the music community to help struggling artists and bands get through this torrid time. Thank you.x
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
Music is a balm when life is hard and has helped us all through these tough days. Music brings us joy and connects us to one another like nothing else. And so it needs protected.
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
When restrictions are lifted and we all get back out into the world again we’ll want live events to go to and music is a massive part of our culture and what makes life truly worth living.
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
These awesome bands in our scene are never done helping each other. It’s a scene to be so proud of. These artists are resilient but they’re not superhuman. It’s important to not forget them when these funds are dispensed.
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
Our music scene has flourished in peacetime. It has brought the country not only great joy but great pride & brought millions of pounds of revenue into the NI economy. If music doesn’t receive help now we risk irrevocable damage & most bands/artists will not be able to continue.
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
I’m of course not talking about bands that have done well financially but bands that need regular live gigs just to make ends meet and young acts that are still finding their feet.
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
Live music will be the last business sector to reopen in NI. It might take a year before it’s fully reopened and bands have already lost 4 months of paying gigs they sorely need.
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gary lightbody Jul 1
Replying to @garysnowpatrol
Yesterday’s announcement of Covid relief funding in NI included funding for the Arts and it’s welcome news as many musicians, music businesses and freelancers are struggling in these times.
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